SWIMMING CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
At Penguins we want to convey our passion for water and swimming to your children!
At Penguins we believe that every swimming class should be a meaningful, effective, memorable and fun experience for every child. Your children will become expert swimmers and have a fantastic time! Our methodology promotes the intrinsic motivation of all students by creating a nice, safe and professional environment which enables great results in each swimming class.
What is our methodology?
Our teaching system is based on the age and ability of children and progressively introduces all the skills to develop a fine swimming technique. From 3 up to 15 years old you will see that children constantly evolve, and that they love to come to swim. Unlike the majority of centers where the child waits for a long time on their turn sitting on the edge of the pool, in Penguins the children are active in the water throughout the session. Our classes have a duration of 40 minutes and we invite all families to attend the sessions so they can observe their children’s progress and everything they enjoy and learn in each class.
Connect with children to motivate them to the fullest
In Penguins we seek to connect with children to motivate them to the fullest: we believe it is essential to know how to communicate and connect with children at all stages. We want children to feel very comfortable, respected and motivated in our classes: we are convinced that in this way they will learn better, and faster. That is why all our monitors are trained by a child psychologist in positive discipline.
Small groups and the teacher in the water
In PENGUINS we believe that it is essential that the teacher works inside the water, and in small groups. This allows us to create an atmosphere of proximity with the children and a feeling of belonging in the group. It also helps us to communicate without shouting, and to immediately bring any correction when needed. That is why we work only in environments where children feel good, with pleasant and adequate water temperatures, so that both the child and his/her teacher can take full advantage of the whole class.
In Penguins we attach great importance to the technical progress of children because we know that what motivates them the most is their own learning. The more I learn, the more I like it! Our technical program is inspired by the prestigious American swimming school in New York, “Imagine Swimming”. Our classes are scheduled weekly, adapted to the level of each student, and we constantly follow them and analyze their progress. We seek to personalize to the maximum, use innovative teaching techniques and communicate continuously with families the work we do in the water with children
In addition, our team is composed of magnificent people of diverse nationalities, highly qualified, cheerful and eager to share their passion for water. We think that cultural diversity represents a great plus in our school since it allows us to contribute new ideas, ways to make and enrich our technical program.
The Penguins groups. There are 5 levels: Blue Penguins 1-2 (3-4 years old), Orange Penguins 1-2-3 (5-12 years old), and Red Penguins (8-14 years old, advanced level). Children swim autonomously, with their teacher in the water, always in small groups (4 children maximum per instructor) .